What is effective or not effective in getting his message across?
Set #1. PERSONAL REFLECTION & LITERARY ANALYSIS: What is the central message of this poem? Who do you think is the author’s intended audience? How does the author convey his message to them? What is effective or not effective in getting his message across? Does this poem irritate or offend you personally, and why? Is it meant to be offensive? Do you believe that we have a responsibility to attempt to understand the point of view of the poet, or that the poet has a responsibility to attempt to appeal to all readers?